My computer blew up. Well, technically the "hard drive crashed" which is actually a hardware issue where something that spins or something that holds breaks and the machine goes from working fine one minute to not ever working again the next.
Being a very great fool, I had not backed up my computer in a long time. Can you say "i-tunes" and "i-photo" all lost? Yea, how about "i-calendar" - which is a program that keeps me sane and remembering things like "what day of the week is the parent teacher conference?" It's all gone. 1900 photos gone.
So I call around to see how much to get my information off this computer *a mac, and do you know what they told me??? $980. SO I called another place. "Between $200 and $1000, probably closer to $1000 though". OK. Um. I could buy another computer, or two, for that much money. $980.... so NOT cool.